The funny thing about this is I have even slowed down to as little as 3 kts, altered my course, altered my depth, and still can't reacquire the boomer. And, the boomer is traveling at 12 kts, so I don't know why I can't find him, since I'm less than 30 miles away when I lost him. I even used the 'God's Eye' and could see that he was within 12-14 miles away and I still couldn't find him. I tried speeding up just a little (7-9 kts), but the boomer detected me.
I created some 'saves' to try to artificially (cheat) move the Russian sub and see at what point I can actually detect him. The Russian detected the boomer from about 12 miles out. I fired two of the long-range Starfish, and turned and headed in the other direction. I knew that the Escort sub is out there somewhere, but I don't have a fix on him. Both of the Starfish hit the boomer, but they don't kill him. My Russian sub slinks off to the NW without accomplishing the mission. I then turned to face the boomer again to try to launch some more Starfish, but I suddenly have two torps that were fired at me. I responded by firing two BOL torps toward the incoming torps and then turned and ran at full speed in the opposite direction. My torps don't hit anything, and the Escort's torps found and killed the Russian sub. Afterward, I checked and two P-3 Orions were now overhead, so even if I would have killed the boomer, and if the Escort's torps would have missed me, the Orions still likely would have killed me anyway.
I'm not sure that I can count this as #8 since I didn't actually play it to get to this point, but if we do then I am zero for 8.
This is a REALLY DIFFICULT scenario to win, and if you do, then it will be as a combination of some luck and skill.
< Message edited by DWReese -- 7/18/2018 1:33:29 PM >